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Soft Picks?

Post by jackthejesusfreak » Wed May 20, 2009 2:53 pm

I've been using the hard rubber wedgie picks for my bass, and the problem is they leave dust underneath the strings. Anyone know of any soft bass picks probably made of plastic or anything that won't 'shed'? :wink:
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Re: Soft Picks?

Post by model.citizen » Wed May 20, 2009 5:03 pm

i use 1mm wedgies with the grippy indentation. works nice for me, and don't slip out when i start a-sweatin'.
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Re: Soft Picks?

Post by vandalinjandals » Wed May 26, 2010 1:48 pm

Yep definately rate wedgies. the indented grip is a lifesaver. Stops that annoying side rotating slippage.

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Re: Soft Picks?

Post by ash » Thu May 27, 2010 6:15 pm

I have some Wedgies that are hard plastic, but have a slot in the middle to make them flexible.
Personally, I hate them, but they may suit your needs.

You can have a couple of mine if you're passing my workshop at any time.

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Re: Soft Picks?

Post by timi » Fri May 28, 2010 9:31 am

Nylon picks? They are more flexible than a plastic pick of the same thickness.

I use the Jim Dunlop 1mm on bass, but if you like them softer perhaps try .73mm?

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Re: Soft Picks?

Post by Jazzbass » Fri May 28, 2010 10:48 am

Once again I'm in accord with timi (that's got me REAL worried - LOL).
JD 1mm (the black ones) are 'just right' for me.

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Re: Soft Picks?

Post by ash » Fri May 28, 2010 3:08 pm

Are you using the rubber picks for tone or feel, Jack?

If its for tone, the suggested options might not help. There are hardened felt picks that sound less clacky and more finger-plucky, but they'll leave even more debris behind that the rubber ones.

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Re: Soft Picks?

Post by Vince » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:00 pm

ash wrote:Are you using the rubber picks for tone or feel, Jack?

If its for tone, the suggested options might not help. There are hardened felt picks that sound less clacky and more finger-plucky, but they'll leave even more debris behind that the rubber ones.
I've been manfully having a go at one of those felt picks. I really can't relate to it, it's like The Ministry of Silly Walks of picks.

Like the rubber picks, they kind of drag on the string, I always feel like the bass is in some parallel universe, a microsecond behind me.

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Re: Soft Picks?

Post by martyforrer » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:16 am

Jazzbass wrote:Once again I'm in accord with timi (that's got me REAL worried - LOL).
JD 1mm (the black ones) are 'just right' for me.
Aw shucks... that makes me feel all fuzzy... my company are the Dunlop importers....

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Re: Soft Picks?

Post by pins » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:17 pm

martyforrer wrote:Aw shucks... that makes me feel all fuzzy... my company are the Dunlop importers....

free picks for all users here then marty :D if i could actually hold onto one properly for the duration of at least one song i might have been keen myself.

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